As District 1 representative, Supervisor Chan has forcefully advocated for the interests of our residents - including standing up to make sure we are heard. She continues to fight and demand resources from City Hall to make the District safer. Supervisor Chan has laid out a clear set of priorities residents need and has pushed Mayor Breed and her city departments to deliver the clean and safe streets that our District deserves.
Supervisor Chan has and will continue to demand until she sees these resources delivered to our community:
1. Deployment of Retired Police Ambassadors on Clement Street
2. Increased resources and staffing for the Richmond District Police Station
3. Increased deployment of Street Crisis Response team to support those suffering mental health crisis throughout our neighborhood
4. Routine homeless outreach and services for the unhoused in the Richmond
5. Support for small site acquisition and affordable housing developments to provide stable housing for working families
6. Request for additional resources and funding for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements
Our City deserves data-based, result-driven solutions from our city leaders to deliver clean and safe streets.
Advocating for Services for Victims of Crime
All victims, regardless of their race, gender identity, or their socio-economic status deserve equal representation from our law enforcement agencies, and from our justice system. To help achieve that, Supervisor Connie Chan has pushed proposals to ensure our law enforcement agencies administer victim services and justice equitably, including access to services through the San Francisco Police Department and the District Attorney's Office’s Department of Victim Services.
To hold the San Francisco District Attorney and Police Department accountable, Supervisor Chan requested the departments to provide a written response to her office - detailing the number victims served by these agencies over the last three years, the agency’s protocol to provide victim services with cultural and language competency, and status updates on the implementation of several initiatives to improve victim services. She will continue to hold them accountable by pushing for services and holding public hearings on the issues on a regular basis.
Additionally, Supervisor Chan has put a resolution before the Board’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee urging the Department of Public Health to create programming for victims of gun violence, including helping to identify their rights to file lawsuits against gun manufacturers in accordance with California State Assembly Bill No.1594 which goes into effect in July of 2023. Her resolution will provide access to education for victims of gun violence to understand and exercise their rights under this new law.